sigma bonds

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Emily Kennedy 4L
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sigma bonds

Postby Emily Kennedy 4L » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:04 pm

Can someone explain to me why you can have multiple pi bonds in a molecule but only 1sigma bond?

Peichung Chou 1A
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Re: sigma bonds

Postby Peichung Chou 1A » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:09 pm

When two electrons overlap, a sigma bond is created. More sigma bonds generally aren't created as in order to form more bonds, the only possibility is to have electrons side-by-side, which indicates a pi bond.

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